MSE News: Check your computer now – don't get caught by Gameover virus

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Computer users are being urged to act now to protect their desktop machines and laptops from the new Gameover virus...
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Check your computer now – don't get caught by Gameover virus
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  • bsms1147bsms1147 Forumite
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    Sounds imphoortant.
  • joe134joe134 Forumite
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    bsms1147 wrote: »
    Sounds imphoortant.
    quaking ;;
  • RumRatRumRat Forumite
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    For goodness sake. There is already a thread discussing this.
    Pointless adding to the hysteria.
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  • The NCA says: "This warning is not intended to cause you panic but we cannot over-stress the imphoortance of taking these steps immediately.
    Hmmmm, MSE needs a spell checker
  • John_GrayJohn_Gray Forumite
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    It can't be particularly problematical if the pointed-to article recommends that people run McAfee (among others) to check out the possible danger!

    This isn't the Daily Mail; please don't panic...
  • Former_MSE_HelenFormer_MSE_Helen Former MSE
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    Thanks for flagging the mistake in the NCA's quote, we've now corrected this.
  • Percy1983Percy1983 Forumite
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    So just carry on like usual then.

    I thought everybody knew not to open dodgy email attachments.

    I will say the hysteria is spreading, I got asked at work if they would be ok if there computer is switched off.
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  • GentleGiant_2GentleGiant_2 Forumite
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    Windows defender is free on Windows 8 (version from MS for older windows versions as well) - this should be more than fine for detecting any viruses.
  • Eco_MiserEco_Miser Forumite
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    Once they've done this, they can then ... send emails in your name.
    That has always been possible, no access to my computer required, just guessing my name.
    Eco Miser
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  • Half_wayHalf_way Forumite
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    Windows defender is free on Windows 8 (version from MS for older windows versions as well) - this should be more than fine for detecting any viruses.

    Is that the same as Microsoft security essentials?
    From the Plain Language Commission:

    "The BPA has surely become one of the most socially dangerous organisations in the UK"
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